Hennepin County Library strives to ensure that all library spaces, including physical and online, will be inclusive, accessible, and safe for all Hennepin County residents and visitors.

This web page includes information about library services and resources to support our commitment to accessibility. See additional information on ways that Hennepin County is supporting Accessibility

Accessible formats

Library material includes books in large print, audiobooks on CD, and downloadable books and audiobooks. Catalog search results can be filtered by format to limit the results to a preferred format.

The Minnesota Braille and Talking Book Library provides direct library services to Minnesotans with print disabilities. Learn more about the Minnesota Braille and Talking Book Library.

ASL Interpreter Services for Programs

Contact the library hosting the event at least 48 hours in advance to request an ASL interpreter. If possible, more notice is appreciated.

Assistive Technology

Find a list of assistive technology software and devices available at Hennepin County libraries.

At Home Service

At Home service is provided free of charge to Hennepin County residents who cannot get to a library due to illness, disability, or visual impairment. If you have any questions about At Home service, please call the At Home line at 612-543-8850.

Library Building Accessibility

Most libraries have parking lots with accessible parking. All libraries have entrances with accessible push button access, low pile carpeting, or hard surface flooring. Multi-level buildings have elevators. Please check with staff at individual libraries for specific information about that location.

Service Animals

Trained service animals are welcome in Hennepin County libraries. For health and safety reasons, pets are prohibited from all Hennepin County Facilities.

Web accessibility

Hennepin County Library is committed to providing digital information and services to everyone, regardless of ability. We follow Hennepin County web accessibility guidelines, which strive to meet international digital accessibility guidelines.


Some libraries have a manual or electric wheelchair available for visitors to use.

Contact Us

If you have feedback or questions about library accessibility, please contact us online or by phone at 612-543-5669.